Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & Nalgonda MP Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy informed that all Congress leaders and workers would pay silent tributes to 20 martyrs of Indian Army who were killed in clashes with Chinese Army in a programme ‘Amaraveerulaku Congress Salaam’ to be organised on Friday at 11 am.
Uttam Kumar Reddy, along with AICC Incharge R.C. Khuntia, urged all Congress leaders to participate in the silent tribute to martyrs in all district and Assembly constituency headquarters on Friday at 11 am. They will carry national flags and observe an hour-long ‘Mouna Deeksha’ (silent dharna) to condemn Chinese occupation on our land and demand its restoration.
He said that the Congress workers have been directed to wear masks, maintain physical distance and follow other Covid-19 guidelines.
Similarly, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party would organise dharna at all district headquarters on June 29 in protest against the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel. He said these two programmes were being organised on the instructions of AICC President Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Rahul Gandhi.
AICC General Secretary K.C. Venugopal has sent a letter to the PCC President in this regard.
The TPCC Chief, on Thursday, held a video-conference with the top leaders to explain the modalities of the programme. Senior leadres including RC Khuntia, Bosu Raju, Srinivasan Krishnan, Vamshi Chand Reddy, Sampath Kumar, Ponnam Prabhakar, Kusum Kumar, Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Marri Shashidhar Reddy, Mallu Ravi and others participated in the video-conference.
Addressing the video-conference, Uttam Kumar Reddy requested the leaders to organise the programme for one hour at the statues of Mahatma Gandhi or other national leaders and pay tributes to Col. Santosh Babu and other martyrs. Later, they should organise ‘Speak Up’ programme to demand China to leave the Indian territory, he said.
Uttam Kumar Reddy said that PM Modi should answer why our foreign policy has failed so badly today, India has simultaneously hostile relations with China, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan and long-standing friends like Russia are also not standing by India today. “Despite a very high profile management of foreign policy by PM Modi, it has failed miserably.
When a tiny country like Nepal can make an audacious bid for Indian land, the failures of the Indian foreign policy can be gauged. Chinese forces entering into Indian territory and killing 20 Indian soldiers is completely unacceptable to 130 crore people of India.
If after 45 years, for the first time, there have been fatalities on the India-Chinese border, is it not proof of failure of Modi’s foreign policy?” he said.
The TPCC Chief also demanded Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao to ensure that the financial assistance promised to the families of martyrs in earlier wars/battles should also be fulfilled immediately.
Similarly, he said that the Congress leaders would organise two-hour long protests against increase in prices of petrol and diesel on June 29 at all district and Assembly headquarters. Later, they will submit a memorandum to the District Collectors.
“The Central Govt is profiteering by fleecing the people of India by unjustified and repeated increase in prices of petrol and diesel. To protest against this exploitation by the Government of India when the international crude oil is at its lowest in the decade is unbecoming of State and Central Govts,” he said.
Both on 26th and 29th June, and all Congress cadres have been requested to participate in social media campaign on both the issues, he said.
Uttam Kumar Reddy also urged the party cadre to organise the birth anniversary celebrations of former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao on June 28 across the Telangana State.
He described Narasimha Rao as a great Prime Minister who did enormous work for the country. He said the entire Congress cadre would organise the centenary celebrations at a massive scale while following the Covid-19 guidelines. (INN)